While driving home from the Kawatha's this afternoon I listened to Buffalo's all-sports radio station WGR.
I wanted to get their take on tonight's hockey game and I got pretty much what I expected.
I realize Leaf fans can be aggravating at times, but they can't challenge Buffalo fans or broadcasters.
From just south of Peterborough, to just east of Scarborough, I listened as WGR's Brad Riter explained how easy it would be for the Sabres to get back into this series.
All they have to do he reasoned, is win tonight and then the series will sit at 3-1, and there are countless examples of teams that have come back from 3-1 deficits in many different sports.
"Make it 3-1" he said, "And Buffalo can easily win the series because the Sabres are winners. They know how to win because they've been winning all season."
Don't get me wrong, I like Brad Riter. He was a guest on the Humble and Fred Show many times over the years and I usually like his perspective.
But this time it was a classic Buffalo perspective. The problem is, the Sabres are down 3-0, and outside of only two times in NHL history has a team battled back from such a deficit.
When a team battles back from a 3-1 deficit it usually means they "didn't" fall behind 3-0 to begin with. But that didn't seem to phase Riter, he's convinced the Sabres are more than capable of pulling this off.
You have to like the optimism, but it was twisted logic that proved to be nothing more than a futile attempt to fill a couple of hours of radio show.
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